Schoeman to appear in Abu Dhabi
Rio Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman and two-time Olympian Richard Murray have confirmed their participation at next year’s ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi. Schoeman made history at Rio 2016 when he took home South Africa’s first ever triathlon medal. The 25-year-old then went on to win his first World Triathlon Series gold medal at the Grand Final in Cozumel last month, a fitting way to wrap-up his memorable season. “Abu Dhabi is always an important race because it is the first one on the calendar,” said Schoeman. “And this year I’m especially amped to check out the new course. With the race now on Yas Island we will get the chance to make our way around the circuit. I can’t wait to enjoy some time off after the race.” The Abu Dhabi Triathlon will take place from March 3-4, 2017.